Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering)

Renbao Zhao

Personal Profile

College of Petroleum Engineering


Professor & PhD Supervisor

Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering,

Research Areas

Enhanced oil recovery , heavy oil fire flooding theory and method, unconventional in situ modification mechanism

Research Projects

[1] Autonomous Region High-level Talent Introduction Project: Research on the Auxiliary Development Mechanism of In-Situ Modification of Super-Heavy Oil Based on Vertical Fire-Driven Well Network, Principal Investigator (in Research)
[2] National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Project), Research on Key Theories and Methods of Enhancing Oil Recovery in Tight Oil Reservoirs 51334007, Participant (in research)
[3] Joint Fund Project (Incubation Project), Study on the Soret Effect of Petroleum Components Based on The Practice of Space Experiment 10 U1738108, Co-Sponsor (in research)
[4] National Science and Technology Major Project, Research and Application of Heavy Oil Fire Flooding Enhanced Recovery Technology-Research on Deepening the Mechanism of Red Shallow 1 Fire Flooding and Countermeasures for Mine Regulation ZX20160112, Sub-project Leader (Passed Acceptance)
[5] National Natural Science Foundation of China (surface), Research on the Diffusion Mechanism of CO2 in Porous Media and Its Quantitative Relationship with the Leading Edge Propulsion Velocity 51274217, Principal Investigator (Closed)
[6] National 973 Project, Research on mechanism and method of improving oil recovery in tight oil reservoir zX20150238, sub-project leader (closed)


[1] Zhao RB; Yang J; Zhao CF*; et al. Investigation on coke zone evolution behavior during a THAI process[J]. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2021, 196: 107667. 2区
[2] Zhao RB*; Yu, S; Yang, J; et al. Optimization of well spacing to achieve a stable combustion during the THAI process[J]. Energy, 2018,151(3): 467-477.SCI.1区.
[3] Zhao RB*; Li, BC; Yang, XY; et al. Analysis of a feasible field THAI pattern by the derivation of scaling criteria and combustion experiments[J]. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, 2018,168(4): 380-389.SCI.3区
[4] Zhao RB*; Xu MF; Yan, JL; et al. Non-constant Diffusion Behavior for CO2 Diffusion into Brine: Influence of Density-driven Convection[J]. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 2018, 47(12):1926-1941.SCI.4区
[5] Zhao RB*; Zhang CH; Yang FX. Influence of temperature field on rock and heavy components variation during in-situ combustion process[J]. Fuel, 2018, 230(5): 244-257.SCI.2区
[6] Zhao RB*; Li BC; Yang J; et al. Temperature prediction via reaction heat calculation of burned pseudo-components during in-situ combustion[J]. Fuel, 2018, 214(2): 264-271.SCI.2区
[7] Zhao RB; Sun JD; Fang Q; et al. Evolution of Acidic Compounds in Crude Oil during In Situ Combustion[J]. Energy & Fuels, 2017, 31(6): 5926-5932.SCI.2区.
[8] Zhao RB*; Wei YG; Wang ZM; et al. Kinetics of Low-Temperature Oxidation of Light Crude Oil[J]. Energy & Fuels, 2016, 30(4): 2647-2654.SCI.2区
[9] Zhao RB*; Xia XT; Luo WW; et al. Alteration of Heavy Oil Properties under in Situ Combustion: A Field Study[J]. Energy & Fuels. 2015, 29(10): 6839-6848.SCI.2区.